I have to agree with the former. the mindstorm stuff is cool, but if I am reading and watching it right, the 'solution' is handled at the software level. It would be the same as the computer telling you what moves to process to solve one. Kinda like having those old chess games that would tell you where to move its pieces as you were playing it. The laptop is the solution/brain, the mindstorms are a very slick, but inherently non-intelligent interface.
Sentient plasmoids are a gas.