This short paper explains how the Khepera robot was developed, from the initial idea to the its commercialisation by K-Team. The goal of this paper is not a scientific analysis but an historical overview of the steps made in the development of this robot since 1991. The papers introduces first the situation of the team who started the development, then decisions made in creating the actual Khepera are briefly described, as well as some important steps in the commercialisation of the robot. We conclude with the current status of Khepera, and introduce other products that have evolved from Khepera.