My name is Eduardo Narváez Fuertes. I am from the Republic of Colombia in South America. I love coffee, traveling and winter sports.
While studying Electronic Engineering in Colombia, I have always been interested in Robotics and Automatic Machines. After finishing my Bachelor’s Degree, I decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Robotics and Automation at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.
Later, at the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, I conducted research on Cooperative Robots, AI-based autonomous mobile robots and drones, and completed my Doctoral Degree.

Q1 /
Why I joined AWL?

Seeing the company’s future potential through the challenges to achieve the goals

After a year and a half of long-term internship at the R&D base of AWL, located in an incubation facility adjacent to Hokkaido University called “Hokudai Business Spring”, I joined the company as a full-time employee from April, 2020. I am currently involved in the development of the next generation of AWL Lite applications.
I decided to work at AWL because I found the members to be fantastic. When I first joined AWL, it was a small company with great goals and enormous challenges. It was easy to realize that it has a solid leading foundation and great potential to become a significant company for society.
The company’s founders have created a fascinating culture where you can feel part of a family and grow professionally.

Q2 /
What’s the best thing about AWL?

Constant pursuit of progress is inspiring!
And company culture of Openness and Trust where people feel at ease.

In fact, I have been amazed at the remarkable growth of AWL even after joining.
The goals have been achieved and greatly surpassed. After a significant milestone is reached, the company adapts quickly and goes for a new challenge without hesitation and excellent planning…Company’s vision has been a constant source of inspiration to me.
AWL has a lot of talented and interesting people, and I like the highly refreshing and innovative work environment.

Q3 /
Future challenges

Toward the creation of AI systems for a more comfortable and vibrant life.

I would like to continue working on AI systems, creating complex applications from scratch. Currently, I am creating an efficient system to be installed on embedded systems for Linux and Android devices. I think the smaller and efficient AI devices are, the more accessible they are for customers. They are capable of bringing a lot of helpful information to improve transactions in the Retail industry. In the end, this can be good for the comfort of the people.
I would like to see with my own eyes how AWL implements all the AI Systems that are “now” under development. I would like to contribute to the “enrichment of people’s lives” by combining the fields of AI and Robotics that I have been studying. I will continue my efforts with this in mind.
Personally, I want also to improve my Japanese skills to talk smoothly with my colleagues and friends.

A typical day at AWL

8:00 am

Wake up

Grab a cup of coffee and prepare to go to the office.

10:00 am

Start work

Organize daily activities and start reading materials, etc.

11:00 am

Team meeting

Share work progress with members.

11:15 am

Development works

Continue with the development plan of the AWL Lite System or conduct a code review.

12:00 pm

Lunch time

I prefer to eat soup curry, ramen, and sushi at restaurants near the Sapporo office.

1:00 pm


Attend brief meetings with members from other departments to talk about planning and new ideas.

3:00 pm


Relax a bit with a cup of coffee in the common area. Have a great time chatting with other members.

3:15 pm

Restart work

Wrap up the work and document the daily progress and new ideas.

7:00 pm

Finish working

What I do in my free time?

I think it is very important to work in a comfortable environment and feel well every time to do a better job. In the office you can change your seat, go to a common area or walk around. I feel very comfortable in the office, and it is a good place to discuss with other members and make new ideas. I also find it refreshing to visit sightseeing spots in Japan on my days off.

Message to those interested in joining AWL

AWL is a company where you get to experience exciting things with diverse and talented members. I have learned a lot about developing innovative projects and achieving high-efficiency systems with cutting-edge coding techniques. I have also practiced management and planning processes, creating step-by-step projects from scratch. My colleagues are great people, very kind and talented. I have learned a lot from them as an engineer and as a person. Please join the company and help us to create wonderful products and services together.

Interviews with other employees

Fadoua Ghourabi

Joined September, 2019
AWL Trainer Group

Joshua Ezekiel Sambo

Joined April, 2020
AWL Trainer Group

Eduardo Narvaez Fuertes

Joined April, 2020
Core Engine Group

Emerico Habacon Aguilar

Joined September, 2021
Core Engine Group

Moorthy Babu Sridhar Babu

Joined April, 2020
AI Applications Group